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The Candidates Did Respond… and it’s underwhelming

Both the Romney campaign and the Obama campaign have answered sciencedebate.org’s 14 questions. Just a cursory glance and it appears that they both punted on a lot of the questions.  Especially the education one.  We have a lot of unemployed … Continue reading

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Politicians Refuse to Tell Us Their Thoughts…

Sciencedebate.org is trying to get someone… anyone in the US congress to answer some questions.  But they are refusing. Sigh… so much for transparency in government. The sad part is the senators and reps on this list are the chairs … Continue reading

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A Totally New Way to Get Solar Power

Everyone knows that solar power is great.  No fuel, easy to install, scalable, etc. The problem is that it is not very efficient.  The absolute best production photovoltaic panel is less than 20% efficient.  That means that only about 20% … Continue reading

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Perry Officials Deny Science and Don’t Mind Lying to You About It

Well, I guess now we know.  Rick Perry and his cronies are OK with destroying the Texas coastline. Recently a decade long report was produced (Chapter 5) John B Anderson.  Dr. Anderson, I believe, is a professor at Rice University … Continue reading

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If China Can, Why Can’t We?

The simple reason is that dictatorships are much, much more effective at actually doing things… once they decide to do it. Here’s what I’m talking about.  One of the most polluted cities in China, it has a population larger than … Continue reading

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I’m in Lust with all the Teslas

Yes, I’ve fallen in love.  With two actually.  They are both stunningly gorgeous, smart, and sexy as hell. I’m referring of course, to the Tesla Roadster and the Tesla S sedan. This video isn’t much, but it does show the … Continue reading

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There Goes the Real World, Fracking with our Perceptions

I’ve been grumpy lately and I’m pretty tired of dealing with the crap.  But it does bring to mind something that I read from Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame).*  Allow me to paraphrase. Ask all the smartest people in the … Continue reading

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Global Warmer – A Primer 3 – The Carbon Cycle

You know, I may have jumped the gun a bit.  But no worries, let’s get some more information about carbon and such down right now.  And here’s the big question: Why are fossil fuels bad for the environment (in terms … Continue reading

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Global Warming – A Primer part 2

In part 1, we established the planet Earth is increasing in temperature.  One thing we didn’t specifically touch on, but should be obvious from looking at the charts is that the average global temperature is increasing faster than at any … Continue reading

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Global Warming – A Primer

I have posted some on global warming, but I realized that we hadn’t discussed the evidence that global warming is occurring.  What is it, how do we know, and what does it mean? This is going to get kind of … Continue reading

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